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DIY | No Sew Cardigan

Spring is coming to an end and Summer will be here in a few short weeks. Looking for quick and easy ways to spruce up your wardrobe? Check out this quick and easy DIY cardigan, best part about it… No sewing required!

Step 1: Find fabric, preferably a knit for stretch. Width wise any thing 60″+ works well. For the length, if you are looking for a short, just above the knee cardi, go for 26″ or if you’d prefer something long and dramatic maybe 41″ works best. Also you’ll need a pair of scissors and a measuring tape.

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Step 2: After making sure your fabric is 60″ across, fold it in half. Measure 6 inches in from the fold and make a mark, and measure 5.5″ or 6″ down from the top of the fabric, and make another mark. This is for where you are going to cut out your arm holes.

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Step 3: At this time your marks should overlap or have a common center point. Find that center and cut a slit 8 inches long, then give it a nice tug and that’s it!

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Be sure to pull on the raw edges of your fabric. This way the ends curl for a nice finish.

Style tip: Pair with a belt just around the waist for a nice gathered look.

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DIY Mirrored Collar

Hey guys, 

Today I’m back with my first DIY post! This one is about how I created this awesome collar, using some old CDs I found lying around my house. 

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This is such a quick and easy DIY to do. It’ll be sure to bring some life back into those old button up shirts.

So the things I used for this DIY are: 

– Old button up shirt

– A container

– Glue

– Scissors

– 1-2 CDs depending on how much of the collar you want to cover

– A letter opener or a stick of some sort
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First you’ll want to boil some water, then pour it into your container.

Then add the CDs in, letting them sit for 2-5 minutes. After the time has elapsed, remove the CDs with the stick and dry them off.

After cooling you want to separate the CD into half by using your scissors to cut a tiny slit, then using your nail to separate the two pieces.

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You should now have 2 reflective pieces, with one being more transparent than the other. Depending on which disc you use, paint a coat of Mod Podge, or spray a clear sealant before cutting out the shapes. This would help with the chipping and flaking that can occur over time. If you forget this step like I did. You can paint your pieces with a clear nail polish after you cut out the shapes.

Once the cutting is complete, glue the pieces to the collar in any layout you want. Make sure you press firmly on the collar to ensure the pieces will stick.

Leaving the collar to dry after an hour or so you should have something similar to this:

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Happy DIY-ing!

If you need a better visual feel free to watch my video for this project on my YouTube channel here.